Professor of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute

Areas of Research: Experimental biophysics; cell shape and collective motility; animal behavior and neuroscience
Department|Program:
  • Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute

shaevitz@princeton.edu
Research Lab
609-258-8177
244 Carl Icahn Laboratory
609-258-5959

Faculty Assistant:
Dawn Capizzi
dcapizzi@princeton.edu
609-258-1617
Scholar
Website

I am interested in how life emerges from collections of molecules, cells, and organisms; asking how bacterial cells grow, divide, and move; how collections of cells form patterns; and how and why discrete animal behaviors are generated by the brain. To answer these questions my group combines physics-style experiments, advanced data analysis techniques, and theoretical modeling, and use tools from optics, computer vision, machine learning, and more.

To read more about my research and publications, go to my lab website.